NYC Summer Quest is a free, five-week, full-day summer learning program that provides elementary and middle school students with fun, hands-on enrichment experiences while strengthening their academic skills. DOE teachers collaborate with educators from community-based organizations to offer students Common-Core aligned instruction, enrichment activities, sports and recreation, and field trips. Last summer, 90% of parents surveyed reported that NYC Summer Quest was a good balance of fun and learning, and 90% of parents would recommend the NYC Summer Quest program to other parents.
To see the Summer Quest program in action, watch the
Summer Quest video
, and read highlights from the inaugural season on the
Summer Quest 2012
Summer Quest 2013:
In Summer 2013, the program will be offered in 11 schools in Community School Districts 7, 9, and 12 in the South Bronx. The following Bronx schools and community-based partners have been selected to offer the program:
· P.S. 5 Port Morris/LEAP(Learning through an Expanded Arts Program)
· P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt/YMCA of Greater New York - Bronx
· P.S. 179/BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
· P.S. 63 Author’s Academy/BELL
· P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School/BELL
· C.S. 211/Children’s Aid Society
· C.S. 300 School of Science and Applied Learning/Good Shepherd Services
· J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez de Tio/Oasis Children’s Services
· South Bronx Academy for Applied Media/Partnership with Children
· Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science/Wingspan Arts
· I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development/Oasis Children’s Services
If you are still interested in finding a summer program for your child, please click here. You may also call NYC's Youth Connect Hotline at 1-800-246-4646 or use the "Find the DYCD Program" feature here to learn about other summer programs in your neighborhood.
NYC Summer Quest is a three-year, multi-pronged approach to improving, expanding, and sustaining summer learning opportunities for NYC public school students as a key strategy for closing the achievement gap. In Summer 2012 (the first year of programming), NYC Summer Quest served over 1,120 elementary and middle school students through 11 school/CBO partnerships in the South Bronx.
Three pilot models are implemented by school/CBO partnerships:
• Early Literacy Skills Camp – serving rising 1st – 5th graders
• 21st Century Skills Camp – serving rising 6th – 8th graders
• Dream Big Academy – providing high-performing rising 8th graders with assistance to prepare for and apply to NYC’s specialized public high schools.
Assessment and Evaluation: Pre- and post-assessments of participants, along with a control group of students, measure the impact of pilot models on summer learning.
Policy Work: A taskforce of key stakeholders advises on program design and policy considerations to make summer learning a sustainable and impactful education reform strategy beyond the pilot.
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